So this got me thinking, if we remove the permanent markers, what else should we remove from the students?
- Paper – not only can this create dangerous paper cuts but it can also be used to communicate secret messages or ideas. Highly subversive stuff if left in the wrong hands, and let’s face it, all students hands are wrong.
- Pencils – this master weapon can be used to write these aforementioned dangerous messages, and also if you sharpen it really really well it is a dangerous weapon in itself. (For more bad usage of pencils duo check out #pencilchat on Twitter – there is some scary stuff there)
- Rulers – ever see a kid spin a ruler on their pencil – ’nuff said.
- Compass – sharp points and the ability to poke things, no more of these.
- Scissors – who allowed this stabbing and scratching tools into the classroom in the first place? Gigantic bad idea.
- Erasers – these things can be thrown at other people and also used to erase things we want to see such as notes being passed and wrong answers.
- Textbooks – these mammoths of knowledge create backaches for kids, they can be torn apart by devious students and dropped on someone’s foot.
The more I think about this more I see the problem here. These kids are not equipped to handle any of these tools maturely and I am sure there are more out there that need to be banned. Think of how wonderful this will be; then all the students will have to do in a classroom is listen tot he teacher filling them with knowledge. Win!